Bible Tuesday 9/10: Pattern of Prayer

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalms 48:1-14. Verses 12 and 13, can I do as this requires and describe in detail the city of God? What’s involved in bearing myself today as a citizen thereof? How shall we begin to build it here and now?

Judges 5:1-31. Song of Deborah. If invited to speak in church about God’s goodness to me, the victories won, the enemies defeated, what would I say.? Whom can I tell even today?

Acts 28:11-16. Brothers in Christ welcome Paul at Rome. Who are the most trusted companions in my Christian walk? Do they know it? How can we draw closer together in the Kingdom?

Luke 5:12-16. Verse 16, watching my dedicated times of prayer, how pleased is Jesus? What more would he have me do?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.